Galle Tour – 1st Test
The Galle cricket ground in Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful in the world with the backdrop of the imposing Dutch Fort and the ocean on two sides. Our hotel – the superb 5-star Lighthouse Hotel – is just 5 minutes’ drive from the ground.
TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights)
|Galle Tour – 1st Test||£ 1,830||£ 2,570|
Friday 2 November
Fly UK to Sri LankaChoose your UK departure point and airline. You can fly non-stop from London Heathrow on Sri Lankan Airlines or one-stop via the Middle East or India from numerous UK regional airports. Upgrades to Business Class and/or stopovers available on application.
Saturday 3 November
NegomboOn arrival in Sri Lanka, transfer to the nearby seaside town of Negombo (approx. 20 mins) and check in to the Jetwing Beach Hotel. Remainder of day at leisure to recover from the long journey.
Sunday 4 November bc
NegomboEnjoy a day at leisure relaxing on the beach or by the pool as you slip into ‘Sri Lanka time’.
This evening we will host our ‘Welcome’ Cocktail Party on the beach – a chance to meet the rest of your group. Canapés and drinks included.
Monday 5 November b
Negombo-GalleThis morning we depart Negombo and travel by luxury coach to Galle (approx. three hours). Upon arrival, we will take you on an orientation tour of Galle before checking into the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel – our home for the next six nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to settle into your beautiful, beachfront location.
Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th November b
1st Test, Galle International Cricket StadiumReturn transfers to the stadium included.
Wednesday 7 November b c
GalleThis evening, we will host a private ‘Cricket’ Cocktail Party where you will have the opportunity to hear the opinions of, and meet and chat personally with, our cricket celebrity guest. Drinks & canapés included.
Saturday 10 November b d
GalleThis evening we will host our celebratory end of tour dinner. Includes 3 courses and drinks.
Sunday 11 November b
Galle – UK (or Nuwara Eliya & 2nd Test, Kandy)Today we say goodbye as we transfer you to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight home (most arrive in the UK on the same day).
Alternatively, carry on to our Nuwara Eliya option and/or the Kandy Tour – 2nd Test.
Jetwing Beach – 5 Star, NegomboLocated less than half an hour from the airport, Jetwing Beach is nestled among two and a half acres of palm tree gardens, along a beautiful sun-kissed beach. The large rooms (min. 46 square metres) feature a balcony overlooking the ocean front and are equipped with a walk-in rain shower and large bath. Choose from 3 restaurants, including the air-conditioned 'Black Coral'. The hotel has two swimming pools and a spa with Jacuzzi, steam room and air-conditioned treatment rooms. Other activities include tennis, beach watersports and Sri Lankan cooking lessons!
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Jetwing Lighthouse – 5 Star, GalleThe Jetwing Lighthouse is THE place to stay for the Galle Test. Just 2km from the Galle International Stadium, the hotel sits on top of a hillock leading down to a stunning beach. Guest rooms are large (60 square metres) and airy with a terrace/balcony overlooking the Indian ocean, and separate bathtub and walk-in shower. There are two swimming pools, tennis, squash, table tennis, pool, a gym & yoga. The hotel offers six different dining experiences with the Coats of Arms bar being the ideal location for a sundown cocktail, with outstanding views of the Indian Ocean.
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